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DECATUR, Ga.—Just outside of Atlanta nestled on five beautiful acres of prime real estate sits the national headquarters of the illustrious Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Called the Omega World Center, it served as the perfect backdrop for a night of regal honor. There on August 26, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan received the organization’s highest honor, the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
He was also presented with a purple and gold Founders Robe, fit for a king. This represented the first time in the history of the organization such an honor was bestowed.
Minister Farrakhan’s Omega experience began with a tour of the fraternity’s museum located on the lower level of the grand building. The John H. Williams Museum showcases Omega Psi Phi history.
As the Minister toured he demonstrated a keen interest in the men immortalized. He was very deliberate in his tour remarking, “What a list of greatness.”
“These men never died because Omega lives,” he said.
“No wonder I pledged this fraternity I would be keeping company with giants,” said the Minister as he passed photos of fraternity members such as Langston Hughes and Jesse Jackson. He was elated to see a picture of legendary basketball coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines from Winston Salem State College where the Minister also attended.